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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces 2019 inductees

By Sam Malone | December 15, 2018

English rock band Radiohead has talked in disdain about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the past, but this morning the band released a statement acknowledging and thanking the voting body for putting them among the seven acts to be inducted to the...

Magical moments make a good song great

By Katie Finlon | September 24, 2012

It was just another day of hanging out with my friend and her family, and her father—knowing I’m a music enthusiast—asked me, “Have you heard of this blog called The Greatest Song Parts of All Time?” Nope, not entire songs. Parts of songs. I...

Laughing all the way to the bank

By Alex Fiore | May 1, 2012

It used to be frowned upon, but it seems mainstream comedians are now going for a cheap laugh. An interesting trend in the comedy world is starting to take shape: Stand-up comics are taking the release of their content into their own hands, as opposed...

From left, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, Brian Wilson, Mike Love
and Al Jardine of musical group The Beach Boys pose backstage at
the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday. The group is
slotted to headline a night a show in June at the annual Bonnaroo
festival in Manchester, Tenn.

Bonnaroo gears up for big summer

By Alex Fiore | February 14, 2012

The summer music festival puzzle added a few more pieces Tuesday morning. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced its preliminary lineup via Spotify Tuesday morning, and headliners include Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and the Beach...

Album covers stand alone

By Chris Krapek and Troy Doetch | April 10, 2011

DeKALB | The Nirvana baby, the Beatles walking across Abbey Road, Andrew W.K.'s bloody nose. -- some album covers are as iconic and evocative as the music itself. Sheet Music and Record Albums: Graphics of Their Time is a new exhibition in the NIU Art...